2023 Summer Camps in Indian River County

As the sweet, sun-drenched days of summer roll around, Vero Beach transforms into a vibrant playground filled with countless opportunities for our children to explore, learn, and grow. Summer camps, those quintessential seasonal experiences, emerge as the ultimate venues for these explorations. They not only offer a productive way for children to spend their vacation but also serve as platforms where our young ones can foster new friendships, develop important life skills, and discover new interests.

Participating in summer camps can be an enriching and life-changing experience for children. It cultivates independence, enhances social and leadership skills, and encourages a love for the outdoors. Additionally, it exposes children to a diversity of activities and experiences that can ignite latent passions and inspire future career paths. From arts and crafts to sports, outdoor adventures, and science explorations, the variety is seemingly endless.

Our comprehensive guide is designed to make your selection process easier by showcasing all the exciting summer camp options available in Vero Beach. Whether your child is a nature lover, an aspiring athlete, a budding scientist, or an enthusiastic artist, you’ll find a camp that aligns with their interests and fuels their summer with fun, learning, and growth. So, let’s dive into the world of Vero Beach summer camps and make this summer an unforgettable one for our young adventurers.


Summer Rowing Camps

They offer three levels of Summer Rowing Programs that are geared for all levels of junior rowers (rising 7th graders through 12th grade), Learn To Row, Advanced Camp, and High Performance Rowing. Needs-based scholarships are available for anyone to participate. 


Lagoon Island Adventure Camp at ELC

Join outdoor adventures, nature-based activities, and summer fun on the ELC’s 64-acre island lagoon campus! Our camps are kept small for a safe and individualized experience. 


STEAM Summer Immersion Program at ELC

Join a free STEAM Immersion program in Vero Beach for middle and high school students and learn to fly a drone, build a robot, and more! Meet new friends and build career interest this summer on the ELC’s Wabasso Island Campus in Vero Beach. Explore the Indian River Lagoon and learn the tools and technologies scientists use in the field. Open to Indian River County students enrolled in middle or high school.


Aerial Antics Circus Summer Camp

We strongly recommend that students attend 9 weeks in order to gain the full benefits of this camp. This circus based summer camp is now in its 49th year. Aerial Antics camp trains boys and girls ages 6 – 12 for a performance in the Aerial Antics Youth Circus at the end of the summer. Instruction areas include gymnastics, tumbling, circus aerial, and dance. Additional weekly camp activities include swimming, movies, arts & crafts, games, and off-site activities such as bowling and skating.


Sports / Aquatics Summer Camp

A full-day summer program where kids will play all of their favorite sports at one camp. The emphasis is on a variety of sports and recreational activities for youth ages 6 – 12 including volleyball, tennis, kickball, football & basketball. Children learn fundamental skills in a fun and supportive environment that emphasizes character development, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. Weekly trips and activities will include bowling, movies, skating, and swimming. Special activities will include field day events, games and out of county trips.


Day Camp at Life for Youth

Summer Camp 2023 is an incredible, week long camp experience, packed with fun activities,
powerful messages, amazing worship, intentional discipleship, beautiful scenery and more!
Guys and girls ages 11-18 are invited to register online. Group leaders, please fill out the group
registration form online for more information. Motor Coach Transportation is available for
lowest rates in the Southeast. Sponsorships available for foster care kids. www.realife.org


Sweet Summer Camp

Summer Camp Enrollment Is OPEN! Come to Sweet Creations to enroll your child in our delicious and fun summer camp. Our camp is open to children 9 and up. The perfect place to make memories and learn a life long skill. Every day children take home a sweet creation.


MVG Gymnastics Camp

June 1st -August 9th Maximum Velocity Gymnastics Main Gym will offer full day camps. June 1st-July 28th Small Wonders

Pre-K Gym will offer half-day camps.


Performance Academy at Riverside Theatre

For the 2021-2022 season, Riverside Theatre is creating a new direction for the theatre program, offering comprehensive training in musical theatre, dance, acting, and voice.

Summer Camps are split into two, a Junior Academy for younger performers (ages 6-11) in June, and a Senior Academy for older students (ages 11-18) in July. These in-person camps divide the day between technique instruction in singing, acting, and dance in the mornings with rehearsals for a show in the afternoons. Each Academy culminates in a final performance of a different show at the end of each camp!


Summer Kids Camp at BigShots Golf

Have you signed your LittleShot up for our Summer Kids Camps yet? If not there’s still time to register and let your kiddo (age 7-12) learn from experts!


Summer Camp at Laporte Farms

Kid’s Summer Camp. June 5th, June 19th, July 10th, July 17th & July 31st. Don’t delay, sign up today! Only $195 per week/per person. NO CELLPHONES ALLOWED! Children must bring: Lunch, snacks, drinks, swimsuit, and a towel.


Skate Camp at Skate Factory

Great adult supervision and lots of fun, such as games, activities and much more.


The Walter M. Jackson Summer Camp

The Walter M. Jackson Summer Camp includes academic reinforcement in the morning and recreational activities in the afternoon. A healthy balance of academics and recreation enables GYAC to prepare students for the year ahead while allowing plenty of time to enjoy everything summer break has to offer. 


BG Equestrian Summer Camps

We offer camps at various times through-out the year for children ages 5 and up.
Camps include one hour of riding along with water activities, games and crafts.


Summer Art Camp at Painted Frog

Attend 1 or ALL of our Summer Camps!
Every Tuesday & Thursday 10am-12pm
Drop off ages 6 & up to paint a pottery piece, play games, and enjoy a snack!


Summer Art Camp 2023

This summer we are celebrating nature, travels, and fun! Our featured VBMA exhibition is Treasure Coast Creates: A Tribute to Local Artists and is our inspiration for this year’s Summer Art Camp. Each class is one-week long, and campers will be exploring in the galleries and creating in the studios. Classes are designed for campers ages 5 through 16 years and offer a wide variety of mediums and creativity. All supplies are included, and each week campers will go home with beautiful artworks to share with the whole family! Our Young Artist Intensives are designed for those students who want to expand skills in a particular medium.


Summer Creative Writing Camp

For Middle schoolers who like to tell stories and students who would like to become better writers, the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation offers a week-long camp on the Mueller Campus of IRSC.  Students entering grades 6, 7, 8 and 9 will come for a week of fun-filled activities: nature journaling, pottery, poetry, historic tours and more. Certified teachers will emphasize creative writing skills and presentation, and Librarians at Brackett Library will help with library cards.

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